Each helicopter includes:
- 2 balloons (8 total)
- 3 blades (12 total)
- Base with whistle tube (4 total)
How does it work?The balloon powered helicopter allows young students to learn about properties of air pressure and flight, but also allows students a chance to practice basic mechanical construction.
What does it teach?The balloon powered helicopter allows young students to learn about properties of air pressure and flight, but also allows students a chance to practice basic mechanical construction.
Aw, Steve-Fix this thing:)
Susanne M. - August 6, 2012
I ordered several of these to take with me to China when I was going to visit some orphanages. Perhaps luckily (?), I had to have my thyroid removed and wasn't able to go when I had planned, as these things do not work at all:( In all fairness however, I can say that I have ordered tons of stuff from you guys and loved everything, along with my students, so please take another look at this and make it work or take it off the market. You are my science gurus and helped me bring science and fun back to a very boring and bored staff and curriculum. I recently retired due to continuing health issues (all resolved now), but going on one of your cruises is still tops on my list of things to do-I also have a starlab if you ever want to do a starry, astronomy sort of cruise!:)
Jonathan Verby - June 18, 2012
The balloon helicopters worked great for all grades 1-3. The only problem was that the balloons that came with the helicopters broke too easily. You will need to buy extra medium sized balloons.
Balloon Powered Helicopters
Kristen Edgar - October 3, 2011
These are wonderful! The kids love them, and they came so quickly.
Up, Up, and Away
C. Etapa - February 17, 2011
The helicopter balloons worked great, and were easy to assemble. The students really enjoyed working with them.
D - November 25, 2010
I am OK with your product. The problem is that it is hard to make and also too weak to fly properly leans on one side.